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Rats (2003)

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"The Brookdale Institute" is a mysterious, little-known hospital for the criminally insane (a fact which is kept on a need-to know basis). Brookdale has another, more lucrative facet; a ... See full summary »

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Tibor Takács

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Jace Anderson (screenplay), Boaz Davidson (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Sara Downing ... Samantha / Jennifer
Amy Parks Amy Parks ... Maureen
Bailey Chase ... Johnny Falls
Michael Zelniker ... Ernst
Sean Cullen ... Lenny
Michael Hagerty Michael Hagerty ... Michael
Tarri Markel ... Naomi
Ron Perlman ... Dr. William Winslow
Patrick Dreikauss Patrick Dreikauss ... Morgan
Eileen Grubba ... Rose
Dessy Tenekedjieva ... Cypress (as Desislava Tenekedjieva)
John Paul Young ... Hans: The Exterminator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew Brunwasser Matthew Brunwasser ... Policeman
Denise Dowse ... Matilda
Adam Gierasch ... Jim
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"The Brookdale Institute" is a mysterious, little-known hospital for the criminally insane (a fact which is kept on a need-to know basis). Brookdale has another, more lucrative facet; a safe harbor for the chronically drug-addicted rich and famous, especially the sons and daughters of the above, whose families have tried everything. "The Institute" is also for the once-famous, who, having bottomed out, also have no where else to turn but Brookdale. Investigating possible health code violations, "Jennifer/Samantha", (Sara Downing), a career-driven reporter for "The Philadelphia Enquirer", checks in under the guise of a patient, in hope of getting a hot story. Unbeknownst to her, the real scoop is much more awesome then even she could write about, should she live to tell. Brookdale is infested with super-intelligent, supernaturally empowered killer rats, a by-product of forgotten experiments conducted by "Dr. William Winslow" (Ron Perlman), the Chief Psychiatrist at Brookdale. Winslow ... Written by John Paul Young <_jpy@johnpaulyoung.com>>

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It's too late to scream, they're already here. See more »


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Rated R for violence/gore, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Killer Rats See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Lame with very fake effects, but not that bad
28 August 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Not to say that is very much. Just that hearing about it I was expecting irredeemable horse-poop, but was surprised that it was at least watchable. The acting was better than average especially from Ron Perlman, who is good value, the music is appropriately eerie and the bathtub scene is very creepy. However, the rats do incredibly fake especially the giant rat and the "scary" eyes and they aren't all that menacing. The script reeks of cheese, while there are few characters that I found all that likable, the camera work and editing are very choppy and the story is predictable and dully paced. The ending is also very confusing and felt rushed as well.

Overall, not as bad as I thought it would be but mostly very lame with fake effects and a fair amount of dullness and cheese. Some decent acting, one creepy scene and eerie music aren't really enough to save it. 4/10 Bethany Cox


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